finished burrell flywheel on original drawing

Improving the Burrell Engine Flywheel

February 18, 2021 Nigel 0

Improving the Burrell Engine Flywheel from the original heavy design to a thinner elegant long spoked thin rim to match the 1890 drawing. I roughed out a flywheel yesterday, but then Steve (SGSengineering) rightly commented [more…]

size of flywheel versus a matchstick

Burrell Engine Flywheel

February 17, 2021 Nigel 0

The Burrell engine flywheel at 1/20th scale is a tiny 72mm in diameter and just 9mm wide. I’ve machined this from a piece of solid extruded cast iron. Firstly turning the surface profile on the [more…]

machining straight lines

Cast Iron Flywheel

May 2, 2020 Nigel 0

As with a lot of my engine designs they start with the flywheel and in this case a cast iron flywheel that was machined from solid. This flywheel was first installed on my oscillating steam [more…]

a cast iron flywheel

Flywheel Design Principles

January 20, 2020 Nigel 0

Flywheel design principles, primarily the wheel on the end of the crankshaft that gives the crankshaft momentum to carry the pistons through the compression stroke. Normally constructed from a heavy steel or iron disc. A [more…]